Austria 09

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Austria 09

  1. 1. Community Cohesion
  2. 2. What is Community Cohesion? <ul><li>By community cohesion we mean working towards a society in which there is a common vision and a sense of belonging , by all communities; a society in which similar life opportunities are available to all. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Common Vision <ul><li>“ There is a clearly defined and widely shared sense of the contribution of different individuals and different communities to a future vision for a neighbourhood, city, region or community.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sense of Belonging <ul><li>There is a strong sense of an individual’s rights and responsibilities when living in a particular place – people know what everyone expects of them, and what they can expect in turn. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a strong sense of trust in institutions locally to act fairly in arbitrating between different interests and their role and justifications to be subject to public scrutiny. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Life Opportunities <ul><li>Equality is of paramount importance. </li></ul><ul><li>The school’s role is crucial; by creating opportunities for pupils’ achievement and enabling every child and young person to achieve their potential, schools make a significant contribution to long term community cohesion. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Barriers to community cohesion <ul><li>18% of people surveyed saw immigration/migrants as the main issue facing Britain today overtaking crime. </li></ul><ul><li>More than half of people surveyed felt that some groups get unfair priority when it comes to public services like housing, health services and schools. </li></ul><ul><li>14% of people surveyed said they were not proud of their area. Main reasons were: </li></ul><ul><li>Crime 55% </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of community spirit 43% </li></ul><ul><li>Poor facilities 29% </li></ul>
  7. 7. Community from a school’s perspective <ul><li>There are 4 strands </li></ul><ul><li>The School Community </li></ul><ul><li>The Community within which the school is located </li></ul><ul><li>The UK community </li></ul><ul><li>The Global community </li></ul>
  8. 8. How does Eastfield address these areas?
  9. 9. A - School Community <ul><li>Children follow the Golden Rules. </li></ul><ul><li>School Council </li></ul><ul><li>Tiger Team </li></ul><ul><li>Art Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Circle Time / SEAL </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum – Black History month </li></ul><ul><li> The Holocaust. </li></ul>
  10. 16. B - Eastfield and the Local Community <ul><li>The Holocaust – involved in Borough Memorial </li></ul><ul><li>Harvest Festival – Salvation Army </li></ul><ul><li>Singing in the community – Elderly Peoples Home </li></ul><ul><li>Centenary Celebrations </li></ul>
  11. 23. C - Eastfield and UK community <ul><li>Yr 4 Wick Court Farm </li></ul><ul><li>Yr 6 to Castleton </li></ul>
  12. 25. D - Eastfield and Global Community <ul><li>Comenius Project </li></ul><ul><li>African links Ghana ~ Kenya </li></ul><ul><li>~ S.Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Fairtrade School </li></ul>
  13. 29. Parent Liaison Officer <ul><li>There is a member of staff who has responsibility for working with parents. </li></ul>

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